Don Tapscott is author of 15 books about aspects of how digital is shaping the fundament of civilization. The talk provides a good insight into how a more open network is providing collaboration, transparency, sharing and empowerment to voices that normally wouldn’t have the chance to express their opinions, and how this support democracy and innovation.
Another example of innovation by way of the Arduino open-source microcontroller is the TweetFuel Band, franken-baby of StinkDigital who have cleverly taken apart the Nike+ FuelBand known for measuring athletic performance. By attaching the Arduino board and motor kit to read #TweetFuel tagged tweets on the band, the team can monitor the 'health' of their Twitter account. Meaning the greater activity on their Twitter feed, the more the fuel band spins. This is another step in the right direction for a more physically and digitally connected world. A future where plants tweet you when they need...
The creation of Dutch brothers Edial and Floris Dekker, Gidsy is a website that urges users to “do something different.” Described by Edial at NEXT Berlin 2012 as “a marketplace for things to do.” Members are encouraged to host and/or attend events that can range from mushroom picking to 3D printing workshops. As a peer-to-peer network, Gidsy gives its users complete pricing control, offering an alternative and affordable way to do excursions and activities.
Viewers are playing an ever-more-defining role in the movies they watch, including everything from choosing what gets shown in the local cinema — and even powering those cinemas — to guiding the film’s very plot with just the power of their thoughts. Along similar lines, Finite Films is an effort whereby audiences can help shape the events in a series of short films created by a trio of filmmakers each month. Launched last year by a team of three young filmmakers, Los Angeles-based Finite Films invites visitors to its website to submit a one-sentence “constraint” to help shape the story...
TPB AFK Augumentary v0.2 from Klo on Vimeo.
Ever look things up about films while or after watching a film? What about thinking I want to see that when watching a film trailer in the cinema? In some nice second screen integration, the producers of the documentary The Pirate-Bay Away From The Keyboard have interlaced video their video with mobile and tablet viewable links, meaning that the social media streams of characters or Facebook fan pages could be accessed almost directly from viewing the video without disrupting the experience. Expect to see more of this.
Creative Cash: Makers Tap into Crowdfunding from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Crowdfunding is a powerful new way for makers to fund their DIY projects, attract interest, externalize expectations, and solicit expertise. Learn how to do it successfully and float your ideas with a panel of crowdfunding experts, including Will Haines (IndieGoGo), Kevin Lawton (author of "Crowdfunding Revolution"), Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions), Paul Spinrad (MAKE), & Hiroshi Wald (Stanford-MIT VLab)
Listen as UK Director of Twitter Bruce Daisley discusses how that the fastest-growing businesses are truly mobile and that the culture and essence of mobile could be captured in one word – “interstices”, the gaps between things. He makes the audience conscious of spotting the “gaps” in the market and stressed how the best businesses arose out of such gaps - citing Pinterest, Instagram and DrawSomething as examples. He also points out that in our mobile-centric world, the average SMS is opened in 4 minutes – 720 times faster than the average email.
Marouane Ajmi studies at the National Engineering School of Sousse, and is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation management. Here Ajmi speaks of the power that the social media had in the Tunisian revolution.
Kickstarter: The World's Top Platform to Fund Creativity from WIRED on FORA.tv
Three years into the web’s most popular crowdfunding experiment, Kickstarter is still learning the ropes. The Lower East Side-based startup celebrated its third birthday on April 28 in with some impressive stats. More than 2 million people have shelled a combined $200 million to back 22,000 projects running the gamut from smartwatches and tin-can microphones to videogames and feature films. But at the Wired Business Conference 2012, co-founder Yancey Strickler explained that the company is still learning how to run itself...
First Direct comissioned the research to understand the value consumers place on openness, and the expectations of consumers towards businesses in this new age of openness through social media. It also reflects their attitude to co-creation through their crowdsourcing platform: http://www.lab.firstdirect.com/ First direct also recently ran a panel debate on social customer service at Social Media Week: http://youtu.be/HJV2DSJg9Wk
It's clear that memes — once the province of select internet denizens — have become mainstream entertainment in their own right. 4Chan founder Christopher Poole hosted a solo panel at the ROFLCON, where he discussed the way online culture has evolved in recent years. Contrasting the forum-driven years of the web, when one would have to purposefully seek out online communities that matched their interests, to the modern "social" internet, where the semblance of an instant community is just a mouse click away, it's a fascinating discussion on what's been lost and what's been gained.